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Richard Holmes: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “This Long Pursuit” has strong memories and deep feelings of discovering “On the Road” in 1960, “the book that made me fall in love with America aged 15.”

What books are currently on your night stand?

In my case it’s less of a night stand, and more of a night fall. Books tend to lie on the floor all round my side of the bed, frequently under it, and sometimes even in it (leading to mild complaints or occasional kidnappings). I like to have

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